We believe athletics are a conduit for knowledge and inspiration. Whether you’ve been a teammate since T-ball or a solitary strider, a record-setter or a statistics-crunching spectator, there’s a part for you to play in Carolina athletics.

Active Tar Heels

Carolina varsity athletes aren’t the only ones competing in Chapel Hill.

Thousands of Tar Heels find plenty of ways to stay active through student groups, Campus Recreation’s Sport Clubs program and intramural sports. With a variety of teams, ranging from quidditch to tennis to wallyball to flag football, it’s easy to find a sport that is a good fit for you.

  • A person picks up weights in a gym.

    From pools and climbing walls to fitness centers and expeditions, UNC Campus Recreation is ready to help members of the Carolina community hit their fitness goals this semester.

    Read more about sport clubs
  • A person hiking in the woods.

    Whether you’re a novice or seasoned hiker, 鶹ƵAV campus boasts five hiking trail systems to add to your list of ways to stay active and healthy this semester.

    Get outdoors on Carolina's hiking trails
  • Two people on a Rolleo log in the pool.

    A new competition at UNC Campus Recreation taps into a century-old lumberjack tradition by challenging Tar Heels to test their balance on a floating plastic log.

    Learn more about rolleo